IACUC News

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10/31/18

As of 10/31/2018, Topaz environment has been decommissioned. All of the relevant services have been migrated to eIACUC. To learn more about eIACUC, please click here.

 

Staff Updates 09/18:

The IACUC office is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members, Walter “Guy” Wiles, and Tina Horton. We are excited for this opportunity to expand the resources of the IACUC office in order to provide a higher level of service to you, our customers.  In this regard, there has been some reassignment of duties in regard to the primary responsibility of protocol processing assignments as indicated below.

Office staff designations for protocol submission assistance (By first initial of PI last name):

A-H: Carmen Nash                                        
Phone: (404) 727-9735

I-O: Tiesha Murray                                        
Phone: (404) 712-0731

P-T: Walter “Guy” Wiles IV                         
Phone: (404) 712-2033

U-Z: Tina Horton                                      
Phone: (404) 727-4651

 

eIACUC Now Live for Campus Roll-out:

Starting March 27, 2018 the new protocol submission system eIACUC is available for use campus-wide. Please note the following moving forward:

eIACUC Access:

eIACUC Website: https://eiacucemory.huronresearchsuite.com

Login: user ID and password

Please note that details regarding project timelines, Emory-specific help and instructions for protocol submissions are available on the

Emory eIACUC Project home page: http://www.iacuc.emory.edu/eIACUC_project/index.html. In particular note that instructions regarding protocol submissions  and conversions of existing protocols can be found here

 

 

Spotlight

IACUC Adds Mandatory Training Requirements


The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act, PHS Policy, and Emory’s PHS Assurance require that all personnel involved in the handling and experimental manipulation of animals are required to be adequately trained.  Two areas of additional training is now mandatory in order to comply with regulatory standards.

  • CO2 Euthanasia of Rats and Mice:  In response to a change of procedures regarding CO2 euthanasia in rats and mice in the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition, all personnel responsible for performing CO2 euthanasia of rats and mice must take additional training provided by the animal facilities on this procedure. The use of flowmeters is one of the new requirements.  Please contact the training coordinators at the Division of Animal Resources at Yerkes (Jennifer McMillan) and on Main Campus (EU-DAR Training Program) for scheduling this training.
  • Breeding Rats and Mice:  In response to increasing cases of "near misses" and weanling deaths due to weaning practices, the IACUC created the policy "Weaning Rats and Mice" now in effect.  This policy sets the standards of expectations of the IACUC when weaning.  Along with this policy, all personnel responsible for maintaining breeding colonies of rats and/or mice must take additional training provided by the animal facilities on this procedure. Please contact the training coordinators at the Division of Animal Resources at Yerkes (Jennifer McMillan) and on Main Campus (EU-DAR Training Program) for scheduling this training.

For both of these new mandatory trainings, all personnel on existing IACUC approved protocols responsible for maintaining breeding colonies or for performing CO2 euthanasia on rats and mice are required to meet the deadlines above.  For amendments to existing approved protocols adding new personnel, the approval of the amendment will be delayed until the appropriate training has been completed.  For all new protocols and 3 year renewals, approval of the protocol will also be delayed until all training has been completed.